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thinkpositive - Wednesday Mar 12, 2014
(counting calories, exercise, eat heart healthy)
Weight: 0.0


Checking in-

yesterday calories were closer to 1600. Need to get them down to closer to 1400. Too many crackers!!

Today- toast & egg for breakfast, cup of soup w/tomato & pasta for lunch, 1/2 piece of bread, apple, handful of nuts, dinner- tilapia w/ panko crumbs, sweet potato, broccoli, glass of wine

exercise- hour aerobic & weights class. Great class.

Hope your day is going well!

grannyannie on 03/13/2014:
Welcome back! I can understand not behaving while away - I was very bad in Thailand! Looks like you enjoyed your stay. :)

legcramps on 03/13/2014:
menu looks great!

thinkpositive - Monday Mar 10, 2014
(counting calories, exercise, eat heart healthy)
Weight: 0.0


I'm back after being away in a warm weather climate. I'd like to say that I stayed on track during my time away but that would be a lie!

So- starting tomorrow- writing down food & calories. Will report results here. Exercise- I have cancelled my gym membership which I may regret as I did use it and did enjoy my zumba and weights & abs class but I joined a class that is close to home and is maybe a bit better geared toward my age range- a good workout that includes aerobic, weights , and stretching. So I'll try this for awhile and I can always rejoin. I was becoming a little concerned about my knees in zumba as much as I would try to minimize the twisting ,there were times when I was putting too much pressure on my knees. I can always go to a zumba class at my community center that is taught at a gentler level.

Will try to catch up with everyone.

legcramps on 03/11/2014:
Welcome back!

thinkpositive - Thursday Feb 06, 2014
(counting calories, exercise, eat heart healthy)
Weight: 0.0

Good Morning-

Food yesterday- Granola w/ lf milk & 1/2 banana, chicken salad on greens, shrimp stir fry on rice, wine, almonds, frozen fruit bar. Approx 1500calories Good to write food down- I realize light on fruit. Exercise- 30 + min walking 10+ min swimming

Today- will be eating lunch out - maybe dinner too. Try to think before ordering & eating!!

Off for the day! Have a good day!

Umpqua on 02/06/2014:
Excellent work getting some exercise in! Yep, you're missing out on all the snowy fun here haha. Hoping to get to Butternut again soon though!

liza36 on 02/06/2014:
Sounds like a good day of eats yesterday. Writing it down does help, which I've done off and on. One of my goals is to be consistent with writing it down. Have a great day.

hollybelle on 02/08/2014:
Going to post some menus and stats myself. It helps!

thinkpositive - Wednesday Feb 05, 2014
(counting calories, exercise, eat heart healthy)
Weight: 0.0

Hi - On vacation in Florida so have been busy. Will be making more of an effort to post during this month away. Not in my usual exercise routine but doing alot of walking. Should start using the pool - will try that today. Watched the finale of the Biggest Loser last night. Very happy for those people but not sure it is a motivator for the average person. it shows that it can be done but also the support that was needed to get those results is not easily found in the real world. Thought the winner looked a bit thin- wonder if she can maintain that- or if she should. Ok- will try to report here on a more regular basis. My goal is to consume about 1400 calories and walk about 45 min.

Umpqua on 02/05/2014:
Good for you, you're missing out on some major snow up here! Your goal is reasonable and I hope you make the most of the pool and the outdoor walking, I'm jealous :)

thinkpositive - Tuesday Jan 21, 2014
(counting calories, exercise, eat heart healthy)
Weight: 0.0


I have a goal of losing 1 1/2 lbs this week & think that is perfectly reasonable. Today- Vitamuffin for breakfast, apple w/pb for snack, soup for lunch, protein bar for snack, planning fish w/ veg for dinner & glass of wine, 100 cal popcorn for later. No real exercise today- yesterday was hour of weights &abs at the gym.

Watching light snow right now with more to come. Pretty from inside. Hope everyone is having a good week.

Umpqua on 01/22/2014:
That definitely sounds like a reasonable plan. We only got about 2 inches last night although I guess the southern part of the state got much more. On Saturday we got about 6 inches of heavy snow that brought branches down - meanwhile the forecasters were calling for a light snow mist!

biscottibody59 on 01/26/2014:
Hope you're doing well--have a good week!

thinkpositive - Saturday Jan 18, 2014
(counting calories, exercise, eat heart healthy)
Weight: 0.0


Small loss this week and could have watched calories better, The vegetable soup was helpful and will continue to make it or something similar as it was filling and kept calories down for the day. Would like to find a soup that's not tomato based so guess I could make the same soup & eave out the tomatoes. I was away for two days this week so exercise was not as good- just short walks on those days. Yesterday was beautiful and went out for a long walk which included hills so good exercise.. Thanks for your supportive comments!

biscottibody59 on 01/18/2014:
Good job on the loss and getting out to walk!

Soup suggestion: a chowder-type with corn or leeks and potatoes--leave out the fat and use either chicken or veg stock.

thinkpositive on 01/18/2014:
Thank you. Sounds filling and easy enough to make.

Umpqua on 01/18/2014:
Good work on the loss! I recently made a turkey soup with veggies and brown/black rice that's super filling. There's also a great Cooking Light carrot soup recipe posted here (I think it's on the recipe forum anyway) that's yummy.

thinkpositive on 01/18/2014:
Thanks ! I'll look up the carrot soup.

Maria7 on 01/18/2014:
Congrats to you. The vegetable soup must have helped a lot. Making the same soup and leaving out the tomatoes sounds good if you don't want tomato-based. Good on that walk in the hills yesterday...sounds like it was beautiful out.

thinkpositive - Tuesday Jan 14, 2014
(counting calories, exercise, eat heart healthy)
Weight: 0.0


I can actually say that I'm having a couple of good days. Calories yesterday around 1300-1400. Today hoping to be closer to 1000.I made the WW vegetable soup & that will be lunch & dinner with a few low cal snacks thrown including fruit and pretzels. Exercise yesterday was an hour of weights and abs; today an hour of zumba. A foggy, rainy day but that's okay.

Maria7 on 01/14/2014:
The vegetable soup sounds good and good on the exercise, too. It was rainy here this morning but the sun shined later.

dana_johnson426 on 01/14/2014:
I want to try Zumba but I am way too heavy right now. Maybe once I get in the 280 range...

Umpqua on 01/15/2014:
You're doing great and killing it with the exercise!

OhioRaven on 01/15/2014:
Sounds like you are having some good days. Have another good one.

biscottibody59 on 01/15/2014:
Excellent work and calories--keep up the good work there!

thinkpositive - Friday Jan 10, 2014
(counting calories, exercise, eat heart healthy)
Weight: 0.0


Didn't mean to let so much time go by without checking in. Haven't been doing great. Maintaining basically , Hard to get away from the holiday eating. Exercise has been good- getting to the gym, went cross country skiing lsst weekend. Today was just housework.

Feeling more positive that I can get back on track. Food today -Toast w./honey, salad with tuna, pistachios, piecs of cheese, orange.steak with mushrooms for dinner,green beans, wine.

biscottibody59 on 01/11/2014:
Sounds good!

Umpqua on 01/14/2014:
I'm glad you're still posting and keeping active. I can totally get on board with your foods from Friday, yummy!

thinkpositive - Friday Jan 03, 2014
(counting calories, exercise, eat heart healthy)
Weight: 0.0

Good Morning,

yesterday went fairly well. Breakfast- oatmeal, Lunch- salad, Dinner, beef, rice, veg, snacks, apple, nuts, wine, - on the minus side- three cookies. exercise- 30 min on the treadmill

So- one day at a time, right? Today's activity looks like some shoveling!

skinnygrlwithin on 01/03/2014:
Yesterday looks really good... I think you're doing great! Keep it up and stay positive... like you said, one day at a time.

Umpqua on 01/03/2014:
Hey, good to see you back on here! Sounds like you are doing really well and shoveling is a major workout. Don't stay out too long in these frigid temperatures!

biscottibody59 on 01/04/2014:
I hope you're hanging in there with the weather. I love snow--enjoy some for me! Though the Winter is young, we usually get just enough other stuff so that it's just messy or dangerous.

Keep up the good work--stay warm:-)

Maria7 on 01/05/2014:
Good on that treadmill! Keep up the good work! :-)

thinkpositive - Thursday Jan 02, 2014
(counting calories, exercise, eat heart healthy)
Weight: 0.0

Hi- Happy New Year to everyone. Funny thing about being in a new year, as if there is some miracle happening - that I'll be a new person and that all old habits will disappear and I will now be able to lose the weight that I've been carrying for years. Oh, do I sound cynical? Maybe..,

However,I have to remain positive. No reason to wonder why I ate all of that chocolate and heavy carb food for the last couple of weeks and undid all that I had lost. I have to focus on today and begin again.

So today I will start counting calories while focusing on eating healthy and trying to eat lower carbs. Exercise - I'll continue to go to my exercise classes- Zumba and weights and add 1-2 treadmill sessions each week, so 4-5 days of exercise.

I'll try to log food here most days.

My goal- lose 15 lbs in four months.

Question- to continue with WW ? Not sure about that piece.

Thinking that having a weight loss buddy who has a similar amount to lose might help. Not sure where to go with that.

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